Dentists diagnose and treat problems with patients’ teeth, gums, and related parts of the mouth. For more information regarding this occupation, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.
All students declaring a biology major will take the same core and cognate classes. Students also select an emphasis based on their career goals. Each emphasis has specified classes designed to prepare you for your career path as well as directed electives that allow you to choose courses that fit your professional interests. If pursuing a career as a dentist, you should choose the Biomedical Sciences emphasis.
BIOL 329: Microbiology
BIOL 335: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 336: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 350: Biology Internship/Shadowing I
CHEM 332: Organic Chemistry II
BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, and MATH 200 and above
EXSS, PHYS 300 and above
AT 332 and 449
H ED 303, 304, 305, and 415
HS 201 and 301
PSY 221, 229, 302, 331, 335, 365, 370, and 432
SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
PSY 101: General Psychology